A little over 2000 years ago the world was changed forever in one week’s time. This Sunday, we begin our annual remembrance of Jesus’s Passion and the Holy Week that saved us from hell and ransomed us to eternal life! Here’s a quick look at how you can jump-start your spiritual life by walking with Jesus and His Church on this week of worship.

Palm Sunday, March 27
Participate in the joy-filled day of welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem at any one of these services!
Main: 9:30 & 11 am
Downtown: 11 am
South: 10 am

Wednesday, March 31
Join this 30 minute midweek service for Holy Communion and singing the great hymns of the faith and choose to stay for lunch afterward!
Downtown: Noon

Maundy Thursday, April 1
Pastor Steve Ramsdell leads an outdoor service commemorating Jesus’s Last Supper before his crucifixion.
South: 6 pm

Good Friday, April 2
The Contemporary worship team and I will lead a service remembering the final hours of Jesus’s life.
Main: 6 pm (broadcast live online on Facebook and YouTube

Holy Saturday, April 3
Following traditions of the earliest church, this special Easter Vigil service should not be missed. It includes readings from scripture, singing of the most well-known and beloved hymns of all time, communion, remembrance of baptism, candle lighting, and so much more! In one sweeping movement, this worship experience will sweep you into the grand redemption narrative of God.
Downtown: 7-9 pm

Easter Sunday, April 4
This most important day in human history celebrates sin’s defeat and God’s triumph over evil, pain, suffering, and death itself!
Main: 7 am Outdoor Sunrise, 9:30 & 11 am (broadcast live online)
Downtown: 9:30 & 11 am
South: 10 am Outdoor

Jesus defeated death and rose from the grave this week, friends. I don’t know about you, but I need this Holy Week this year more than ever. Don’t miss a moment!

  • Hip Hop Prayer & Praise Online  
  • Hip Hop In-person, Saturdays, 4:00 pm, South Campus
  • Online Campus: Streaming LIVE at 9:30 am YouTube & 11:00 am Facebook
  • Past weekend messages anytime – YouTube or our website
  • Main: 9:30 am Worship
  • South: 10:00 am Outdoor
  • Main: 11:00 am Worship
  • Downtown: 11:00 am Worship
  • Downtown: 12 Noon Worship with lunch served thereafter
If you would like to gift an Easter lily in honor or in memory of someone, you can submit this form or pick up a paper form at church on Sunday. The lilies are $15, and forms will be accepted through Monday, March 29.
Holy Week is March 28-April 4. We hope you will plan to join us for these special services of worship:
  • Palm Sunday, regular worship services in all locations
  • Maundy Thursday, 6 pm, Outdoor Service at South Campus
  • Good Friday, 6 pm, Main Campus Sanctuary
  • Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 7 pm, Downtown Campus Sanctuary

Easter Sunday
7 am Sunrise, Main Campus, outdoor service
9:30 am Main Campus and Downtown Campus
10 am South Campus, outdoor service
11 am Main Campus and Downtown Campus
Join us for our Easter Celebration! Choose virtual, in person, or both! Resurrection Scavenger Hunt and Chalk Your Walk! Bring your family and help us decorate the church sidewalks in celebration of Easter.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Randy Teague Saturday, March 27, at ll am in the Sanctuary at the Main Campus. Due to unusual circumstances last March, in-person gatherings could not be held, making it impossible for Martha to have a memorial for Randy at that time. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
The Youth are going into Holy Week on a high note by bringing back the Variety Show! The students will display talents, gifts, and overall entertainment. Join us on Wednesday, March 31, 7-8:30 pm!
Registration for Preschool and Kids' Kastle (both campuses) for summer 2021 and fall 2021-2022 will be Wednesday, April 7 in the Family Life Center on the Main Campus at the following times:
  • 10 am: First Waco members not currently enrolled in Preschool or Kids' Kastle
  • 10:30 am: Past Preschool and/or Kids' Kastle families
  • 11 am: Open registration
Are you a caregiver of a person with memory loss and need a respite and/or a support group? The Gathering Fellowship provides memory care activities for those with memory loss and respite for the caregivers. Tuesday, April 6, Downtown Campus, 10:30 am-1 pm. Questions: Dianne Bates, 254.723.5733.
Join us on April 7, 2021, at the Austin Avenue campus, 12 noon - 1 pm, in the Pipkin Center. We will be discussing The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. In this modern classic interpretation of the biblical story of Dinah, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of The Red Tent.
Click HERE for more information about children and youth Sunday School and Adult Discipleship classes. Make Disciples, March 28
Helen Embry, Joyce Ann Clendening, Janet Stephens, Cindy Knapek, Jay Reinke, Sandi Snowden, Margaret Elliott, Ruby Kirkpatrick, Betty Bryant
Andrew and Hayley Shotts in the death of her aunt, Julie Butt.
Chris and Tara DeLeon in the death of her grandfather, William Doyle Motley. Also to his great-granddaughters, Anna and Elena.
  • Monday Minute, Facebook
  • Health Shapers, 9:30-10:30 am, Chapel, Main
  • Women's Bible Study, 9:30 am, Room 110, Main
  • Pack 308 Cub Scouts, 5:30 pm, Main
  • Troop 308 for Girls, 6:30 pm, Main
  • Troop 308 Boy Scouts, 7 pm, Main
  • Band of Brothers, 7-8 am, Chapel, Main 
  • Worship & Lunch, Noon, Sanctuary, Downtown
  • Confirmation, 6-7 pm, Main
  • First Kids! Midweek, 6-7 pm, Main
  • Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, Brandon Frenzel, 6-7 pm, Main
  • Youth Variety Show, 7-8:30 pm, Family Life Center, Main Campus
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast, 7 am, Garden Room, Main
  • Health Shapers, 9:30-10:30 am, Chapel, Main
  • In Stitches, 10-11:30 am, Room 110, Main 
  • Q&A Pastor Ryan, 12 noon, Facebook
  • Hip Hop Youth, 6:30-7:30 pm, outdoors at South
  • Maundy Thursday, 6 pm, Outdoor Service at South Campus
FRIDAY, APR 2: Church offices closed
  • Good Friday, 6 pm, Main Campus Sanctuary
  • Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil, 7 pm, Downtown Campus Sanctuary
The First Methodist Waco Prayer Team is a group committed to praying for you and your needs. We believe in the healing power of prayer! If you would like us to pray for you or a loved one, please click here, contact Sara Holmes or call 254.772.5630. If you have urgent pastoral care needs, you can contact of one of the pastors by texting or leaving a message at 254.307.7676.
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Main Campus
Monday – Thursday, please enter through the main lobby doors located off Glen Lake Drive. If you have a pastoral emergency or urgent need, you can call any of the pastors’ cell phones. On Sunday all doors will be open.
To reach the pastors by email, click here or call the church at 254.772.5630. To reach Lauren Lindsey at the Business Office, call 254.772.5630 x202 or email. To give to church ministry, click here, use the app or call the church. Mail checks to First Waco, PO Box 7736, Waco, 76714. You may text to give at 254.306.0810.
First Methodist Waco Campuses
Main Campus: 4901 Cobbs Drive, Waco, TX 76710
Downtown Campus: 1300 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
South Campus: 2801 Robinson Drive, Waco, TX 76706
If you need to reach a staff member by phone, please call 254-772-5630.
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